Lighten Your Hair Using Chamomile Tea And Lemon Juice

by Catie Keck
Catie Keck is a New York-based staff writer at LittleThings who has produced work for various web and print publications.

If you’re anything like me, coloring your hair can be a delicate (and sometimes disappointing) process.

A little color can go a long way, and the risk of damaging your locks with at-home treatments or dyes is often much greater than the payoff.

Lightening your hair can be a tricky process, and the chemicals used even in upscale salons can have some less-than-ideal effects on your hair (particularly when the color change is drastic, like with auburn to blonde).

We recently shared with you a Coca-Cola hair hack, and here’s yet another tutorial from natural beauty vlogger Ela Gale for lightening your hair naturally — without any chemicals or yucky stuff (though keep in mind this will bring out your natural highlights subtly, so it’s likely to have more of an effect on lighter hair shades).

Here’s what you’ll need for your highlighting hair hack:

  • 2–3 Tbsp. boiling water
  • 1 teabag of chamomile tea
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon

“It can be kept in the fridge for 1-2 weeks and I would recommend using it 2-3 times a week until you see the desired result (i.e depending on how light you want to go),” Ela writes. She also adds that exposing your hair to sun will help bring out the highlights, so bear that in mind.

Would you try this natural beauty hack? Let us know in the comments, and SHARE this hack with your friends on Facebook so they can try it, too!

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